For the first time, scientists have studied the implications of the brain of using the Internet and have discovered that it has effects on our cognitive processes, such as the ability to maintain attention and memory, and on social interactions. Let's see how the Internet changes our brain.
The first study on the subject. Experts have analyzed the effects of the Internet on our brain structure, but also on the development of cognitive functions. The collected data allowed the experts to believe that, in fact, the use we make of the Internet, but above all the abuse, is capable of influencing our brain: for example, the presence of notifications and the unrestricted stream of requests they & # 39; Come to us through our internet, lead us to a level of attention being always divided on different fronts, in practice, we succeed more and more to stay focused on one activity, to & # 39; We are doing something that always comes the moment we get a notification that diverges our attention. This develops in us an inability to maintain attention. The same goes for the memory, seeing that we can use the Internet information if we want it or need it, changing the way we learn or evaluate what we learn.
Special attention for children. Mostly risk is children, whose brains are under development, advise experts in this regard not to expose the youngest, between 2 and 5 years, to the Internet, or less than an hour to day. For the youngest, it's a bigger chance for problems because of the use of the internet: in fact, we have to consider that they are more exposed, for example, to cyberbullying, but also due to the development of dependent behavior.
Conclusions. The stimuli from the internet bombard our brain that is not yet common to this constant stream of information, so we have to do everything we can to cut "moments" of the day, to detoxify the natural balance and repair.
The study, titled "The" online brain ": how to change the internet our cognition", was published in World Psychiatry.